Civil War History Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

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Civil War Quizzes & Trivia

This trivia quiz test is designed for you to test out your civil war history knowledge test! The civil war was one of the worst to take place on American soil and the reason behind it is that two groups did not agree on their stand on whether slavery should end or not. Do take up the quiz below and get to see just how much you know about it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    General who is given credit for winning the Battle of Bull Run/Battle of Manassas.
    • A. 

      Robert E Lee

    • B. 

      Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

    • C. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • D. 

      Ulysses S Grant

  • 2. 
    At this battle, General Thomas Stonewall Jackson stops a Union advance forcing them to retreat in shame.
    • A. 

      First Battle of Bull Run

    • B. 

      Battle of Gettysburg

    • C. 

      Battle of Fredericksburg

    • D. 

      Battle of Appomattox

  • 3. 
    The formation of the all-black _________ occurred in the Union when the military began recruiting African American soldiers.
    • A. 

      54th Massachussetts

    • B. 

      Army of the Cumberland

    • C. 

      Army of the Patomac

    • D. 

      Tomlin's Battalion

  • 4. 
    The bloodiest single day of fighting in the Civil War occurred at ______.
    • A. 

      Antietam

    • B. 

      Bunker Hill

    • C. 

      Fredericksburg

    • D. 

      Breed's Hill

  • 5. 
    _____________ helped the Union cause by working Southern Plantations and producing food for the Northern Troops. 
    • A. 

      African Americans

    • B. 

      Native Americans

    • C. 

      White and Beige Shaded Americans

    • D. 

      Southern Americans

  • 6. 
    Tennessee battle that resulted in 25,000 Union and Confederate casualties.
    • A. 

      Shiloh

    • B. 

      Fredericksburg

    • C. 

      Chancelorsville

    • D. 

      Gettysburg

  • 7. 
    Leader of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
    • A. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • B. 

      Robert E Lee

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      Thomas Jackson

  • 8. 
    Part of Winfield Scott's Anaconda plan included a ____________ or isolation of southern ports by Union forces.
    • A. 

      Blockade

    • B. 

      Infantry Charge

    • C. 

      Impressment

    • D. 

      Major Advance

  • 9. 
    The term gave to describe Missouri, Kentucky, Delaware, and Maryland because they were all Union states that allowed slavery.
    • A. 

      Border State

    • B. 

      Slave State

    • C. 

      Confederate State

    • D. 

      Union State

  • 10. 
    Although this famous Virginia resident opposed secession and slavery, this former United States Army general led the Confederate troops.
    • A. 

      Robert E Lee

    • B. 

      Thomas Jackson

    • C. 

      Ulysses S Grant

    • D. 

      George McClellan

  • 11. 
    Union strategy to gain control of Confederate ports and the Mississippi River.
    • A. 

      Anaconda Plan

    • B. 

      Winfield Scott Strategy

    • C. 

      Lincoln's Civil War Plan

    • D. 

      The Plan

  • 12. 
    Leader of the North or Union during the Civil War.
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • C. 

      Ronald McDonald

    • D. 

      Stephen Douglas

  • 13. 
    Union General Benjamin Butler had gathered hundreds of black refugees into his camps and set them to manual labor and declared that the fugitives under his protection were to be considered _____________
    • A. 

      Contraband

    • B. 

      Free

    • C. 

      American Citizens

    • D. 

      Confederates

  • 14. 
    The ___________ freed all people enslaved in states still in rebellion against the Union after January 1, 1863.
    • A. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • B. 

      13th Amendment to the Constitution

    • C. 

      War Powers Act

    • D. 

      Harry Potter Supremacy Pact For Wizards

  • 15. 
    Congress passed the _________ to ensure that black soldiers were accepted for military service.
    • A. 

      Militia Act

    • B. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • C. 

      Negro Army Officer Act

    • D. 

      The Morgan Freeman Acting Law